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For Immediate Release:

Innovative, Water-related Arts Weekend  July 11 & 12
Steinway artist Catherine Marie Charlton, Dance troop
Sight-Specific and Water-related Activities Planned for all Ages 

Chadds Ford, PA  July 2, 2014) Enjoy immersive arts experiences, featuring dance and music performances and art-making activities, all connected to the significance of water in our lives, at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on July 11 and 12.  Museum admission is free on July 12 in honor of the birthday of the late Andrew Wyeth. 

The activities for this weekend are inspired by the exhibition Lure of the Brandywine: A Story of Land Conservation and Artistic Inspiration, which celebrates the dual mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Lure of the Brandywine examines the art of the region through the lens of land conservation with more than 45 paintings presenting artists' responses to the pastoral Brandywine Valley while making fascinating connections to the Brandywine Conservancy's mission to preserve scenic and natural resources, farmland and historic properties. 

On Friday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.,  a Brandywine Arts Evening will feature the premiere of We Are Water, an original dance by Brooklyn, New York- based Sight-Specific. Artistic director Emie Hughes's childhood experiences along the Brandywine during her Chadds Ford childhood provided inspiration for this particular dance.   Steinway artist Catherine Marie Charlton will perform musical improvisations from her award-winning albums, River Flow - Sanctuary and River Dawn: Piano Meditations.   An art activity follows the entertainment. Full bar and small-plate offerings will be available for purchase. The program is included with museum admission and free for Brandywine members and children under 6.

On Saturday, July 12, admission will be free all day in honor of Andrew Wyeth's birthday.  Families will enjoy a special "Water Moves" workshop from 10 a.m. to noon where they will investigate the dynamic qualities of water through first-hand observation, creative mapping and art projects. To reinforce the importance of clean water for all living things, families will pot native plants to take home. Workshop projects are suitable for all ages. Please register at the education office at 610.388.8382.

                                               For a list of all of our events, please visit our website.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Andrew Stewart or 610.388.8331), Hillary Holland 610.388.8336 or
Lora Englehart 610-388-8337

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